The Importance of Cultivating Good Reading Habits
Mark Twain once said, “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that cannot read them”. How true, for those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read. We may say with, certainty that the more one reads, the better one understands; and that the better one understands, the more one is inclined to read. In other words, from reading comes understanding, and from understanding comes more reading. The reading habit is actually cultivated by reading itself. It is always to be remembered that reading offers numerous benefits to the reader. There are four kinds of readers. The first is like the hour-glass, and their reading being as the sand, it runs and runs out and leaves not a mark behind. Second one is like a sponge, which absorbs everything, and returns it in nearly the same state, only a little director. Third one is like a jelly bag, allowing all that is pure to pass away. And the fourth is like the slave, worked as a servant and has no freedom, just like the struggling readers. The person who can read but seem not be able to comprehend what they are reading. They have a hard time remembering the passage they just read. Reading should be part and parcel of our life, like eating and drinking which we do inevitably and automatically. Reading provides us with other views of life and broadens our horizon. However, some people read as means to an end. They read to gain know-how of something, to acquire their better qualifications and to improve their knowledge to score in examinations. In other words, books are not read for leisure or interest. Reading is a great source of enjoyment and the best means of utilizing time. Good reading skills will help us become a better reader and thinker. Therefore, we should read anywhere while waiting in a queue for a doctor or bus. Knowledge is the capital for children throughout their life, parent should take it seriously to...
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